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Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Snapdragon Variants [Full Guide]

At long last, Root for the USA Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been successfully achived. The galaxy s8 and s8 plus Snapdragon models are available in the United states and some different markets and they are very difficult to root, while the company is offering the Exynos variations in Europe, Korea, and many different country . Exynos models of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been rooted and now TWRP for Korean Galaxy S8/Plus Snapdragon variations was avaliable. So guys Qualcomm android users can check the below steps to root manual for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Snapdragon Variants. One of xda developer member elliwigy who worked and shared the guide to Root Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ US (Snapdragon Variants).

Notes : –

  • Follow our steps very correctly otherwise you may brick your device. ViralTricks are not responsible for any damage to your Android phone.
  • It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we recommend you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Your phone has at least 60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

    Requirements you need :-

Files required to Root Galaxy S8 Snapdragon variant  :

  • Mofiled Comsey Odin and Regular Odin Tool
  • Download Galaxy S8 firmware files – SamPWND_S8_4File_Firm
  • Download Galaxy S8 stock system.img.ext4 –
  • Download ENG system.img –


Files required to Root Galaxy S8 Snapdragon variant :

Files required to Root Galaxy S8+ Snapdragon variant –

Steps to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Snapdragon Variants :

  1. First step is Download the S8/Plus SAMPWND firmware package and the file to your PC.
  2. After that  extract the both zip files in the ADB and fastboot folder.
  3. Now Open Prince Comsy Odin, and place the firmware files in their respective slot (BL –> BL, AP –> AP, CP–> CP, CSC–> CSC)
  4. Connect your  S8 to your computer with the original  data cable and reboot into the Download/Odin mode.
  5. To enter into download mode you need to  turn off your device and press and hold the Bixby and volume down bttons, then press the power button.  you have to wait until you see the download mode screen.

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6. Once you enter into Download mode, now you see an ID: COM port turned blue and Added message in Odin message box means your device has been recognized by Odin.

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7. If ID: COM doesn’t show means your driver is not correctly installed or try it with different USB cable.

8. Make sure that only these options are select/tick Auto Reboot, Re-Partition, F. Reset Time, Nand Erase All, and Phone Bootloader Update.

9. click ‘Start‘ button and it will start flashing the file. Wait until you see ‘Pass‘ in Green Color on Odin screen.

10. Now your device will reboot into recovery mode, at this point just select reboot system now.

11. Now, setup your device and enable USB Debugging again.

12. On ADB folder press shift+right click and click on open command here.

13. Now check your connection by typing the below command

adb devices

14.  if your device is listed, you’re ready to move to the next step.
Issue the following adb commands one by one.

adb push systemroot /data/local/tmp

adb shell chmod -R 0777 /data/local/tmp

adb shell setsid su

15. If the last command from above worked for you, you’ll not be seeing dream2qlte, $ or # in the command window, but when you type in “id” and hit enter it should show you as root.

16. If you see dream2qlte, $ or # Type “exit” in the command prompt till you see a blank line and don’t get any errors. You will see a in the next line a “#”. Then type “id”

17. Once you’re in the root shell, enter the command below.


echo /data/local/tmp/systemroot/ > /sys/kernel/uevent_helper
(this will remount system and rootfs as r/w)

Now you have to wait 30 seconds  and then type “mount” and enter until you see / or rootfs and /system mounted as RW. Once you see them mounted as RW, execute the below script.

sh /data/local/tmp/systemroot/

(there will be some errors displayed back to you in adb, don’t worry about them)

When the script is complete your device will reboot. This step will Root Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus US variants.

Once the phone is back up, you should be rooted. IF you have any issue feel free to comment i will guide you thankyou 🙂

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  1. Neha August 26, 2017

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